Courageous Amelia Wins Award

In News by Rachel Bates

Amelia being presented with her Courage Award

Our very own Reach Mansfield client Amelia Page has been honoured with a prestigious Courage Award from Mansfield Rotary Club.

The awards seek nominations from educational establishments for young people who have overcome significant personal challenges and show spiritual courage in the face of adversity.

Held each year for the past 30 years, this year’s event took place at Portland College.

The 12 young nominees received an engraved plaque from Mansfield Rotary Club President, Kate Allsop, and a civic citation from Mansfield Mayor, Andy Abrahams.

Amelia said: “I thought it was really good and was happy to receive the award.”

Reach Mansfield Centre Manager, Maria Williams, shared: “Amelia has faced lots of hurdles in her life, but endeavours to remain positive. She is such a lovely person who works through any problems she faces and her nature lends itself to being a very calm, well-adjusted person with a sunny disposition. Reach staff have seen her confidence grow while she has been attending the centre. Well done Amelia – we are all very proud of you.”

Amelia’s plan for the future involves working towards living in independent accommodation. She would also like to write a book about her life and experiences as a person with a learning disability.

Everyone at Reach wishes a warm congratulations to Amelia for her well-deserved award!

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